Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This week's podcast: my new chum Chumlee
Chumlee, pawn shop owner Rick Harrison, his son Corey ("Big Hoss") and the "Old Man" have basically won the lottery, with History Television reaping big ratings from the red hot series.
They were all here at the Cosmopolitan Hotel for international press interviews today. I was with a posse of press cats from Central and South America. Hola! Rick and Corey were pretty straight ahead when talking about this crazy fame ride they are on (including face time on Leno and Letterman), but Chumlee seems to already be in Snooki land. Hidden behind a massive pair of Cito Gaston shades, working the too small hat and bling, the dude says he's never been to a Vegas show ever. All of them have personal assistants now to run out to the beer store and stuff. It's a bitch, says Chumlee, but otherwise it is four hours in line talking to every Tom, Dick or Harry.
Still, Vegas' Chumlee is laughing all the way to the bank. The T-shirts are selling like crazy.
Scott had other general questions about Vegas and pawn shops. You can listen in here.